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Un viaje por La Sombra del Viento

Duration 10 weekly meetings
Tutor Susanna Echaves
Course code SPA21A5476A
Fee £175
Concessionary fee £140 (find out about eligibility and funding options)
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This course is aimed at advanced level students who wish to improve their aural and oral skills in Spanish as well as learn discuss history and cultural topics in Spanish through the bestseller “La sombra del viento” (The shadow of the wind).

The course will be taught through the medium of Spanish.

Este curso está orientado para estudiantes de nivel avanzado.

El objetivo de este curso de español avanzado es mejorar la competencia del idioma al mismo tiempo que los alumnos obtienen nuevos conocimientos sobre historia, literatura, cultura, y lengua a través del libro de Carlos Ruíz Zafón “La Sombra del Viento”

En este curso veremos los diferentes aspectos que influenciaron a Carlos Ruíz Zafón al escribir la Sombra del Viento.

Analizaremos los hechos históricos que se mencionan en el libro, los lugares donde transcurre la historia, sus personajes y la parte lingüística de la novela.

Además, exploraremos y compararemos libros de otros autores, como Ildefonso Falcones, que han escrito libros con temática parecida.

En clase leeremos y analizaremos algunos capítulos de la novela y además utilizaremos una variedad de recursos para tratar los temas como  documentales y documentos de televisión, textos para trabajar los temas de historia y variedad de ejercicios prácticos en clase.

Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and assessment

Coursework portfolio and class participation. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Materials will be provided.

Recommended books:

  • La Sombra del Viento – Carlos Ruíz Zafón
  • La Catedral del Mar – Ildefonso Falcones
  • Lorena Franco – Ella lo sabe
  • La Ciudad sin Tiempo – Enrique Moriel
  • Nada – Carmen Laforet
  • La mala costumbre de morir – Daniel P. Carazo
  • La ciudad de los prodigios – Eduardo Mendoza
  • Últimas tardes con Teresa – Juan Marsé

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.